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Get back to where you once belonged…

MB-Baburam Bhattarai Sketch

By Maila Baje If the expression ‘damp squib’ can be associated most aptly with any political formation in Nepal, it has to be the Naya Shakti of Baburam Bhattarai. Indeed, the dude himself has been remarkably candid about the dud his organization has become. So you would have expected Dr. …

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The Nepali priority

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By PR Pradhan Everyday the local media has been reporting about the horrible scenario of Nepal’s deficit on foreign trade. But what is the government doing to reduce the inclining trade deficit, we are unaware. According to a government data, Nepal’s exports rose by merely 6.35 per cent to Rs …

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Pakistan’s Political Chaos That Wasn’t

By Prabasi Nepali Last Friday, Pakistan’s Supreme Court disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from office (as MP, and ipso facto as PM) over undeclared assets. However, unlike the assessment of various (quack) experts, the nuclear-armed South Asian nation did not plunge into political turmoil after a long period of relative …

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In Despair, Dahal Confesses

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By P. Kharel Known for having made a reputation of saying one thing and doing something else, Maoist Centre’s chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal the other week lamented the losses his party suffered in the first two of the three-phase local elections. His party just about managed to take the third …

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Trump mired in political, administrative morass

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: There has never been a week that has been placid since Donald J. Trump became president. By any reckoning, the past seven days or so will go down as one of the most momentous periods of his administration. So many turbulent developments affecting Trump have …

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‘Russia first’, American hero and boundary claims

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ doctrine is roundly reviled in myriad political and academic circles but celebrated in many others. While debate and discussion on that policy mantra will probably continue for long, I believe some thoughts on the theme by Washington Post columnist Michael …

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In Loving Memory

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Late Maj.Gen.  Pradip Pratap Bom Malla, (retd.) [Photo] February  27, July 16, 2017 Pradip Pratap Bom Malla was born in Calcutta in 1951, the youngest of four siblings (three brothers, one sister). His father, Kumar Naresh Bahadur Bom Malla was the son of Chandra Bahadur Bom Malla, the  Raja of …

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Pyongyang threat revisited and turmoil in the Himalayas

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BY M.R. JOSSE GAITHERSBURG, MD: President Donald Trump is never beyond the spotlight – or out of the periphery of a perfect political storm, as suggested by the bagful of problems set off by the flap created by revelations of his eldest son Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian …

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Dreary dance of the bit players

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By Maila Baje It took less than a year for skeptics of the viability of a reunited Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) to exude a vigorous sense of vindication. Senior leader Pashupati Shamsher Rana has taken strong exception to party chairman Kamal Thapa’s decision to appoint 42 central committee members “without …

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